The Baroque cathedral, of charming cupolas and sumptuous interior, so different to the great majority of Spanish cathedrals, and next to it the primitive cathedral, Santa Cruz; exploring the compact and pretty old town, while visiting churches or museums, crossing over squares with an ancient flavour to them (San Juan de Dios, Mina, Constitución, España, Mentidero) where the flamenco songs and the carnaval verses, coplas, assault you wherever you go, each square with its style and its monuments, all different, all attractive, such as its oldest neighbours, those in the tiny Pópulo and la Viña districts.
The ancient áGadesá, for centuries the principal Spanish port, allied to America, was later (in 1812) the home to Spanish constitutionalism, and was the only city that did not fall into French hands as the place where the troops of José Bonaparte assaulted the walls of Cádiz.
The neo-classical Iglesia Oratorio de San Felipe Neri is worth a visit, the site where the first republicans debated the historic document for the first Spanish constitution (áLa Pepaá, as it is known).
The churches of Cádiz are usually Baroque or Neoclassical: San Antonio, El Rosario, Santo Domingo, San Francisco, Santa Catalina, El Carmen … and the classicism is present in many of the most significant buildings, such as the Diputación (council), a palace of grand porportions, the old Cárcel Real (royal prison) or including the popular Torre Tavira, the former lighthouse with its camera obscure offering 360 degree views of the entire city.
The museums, in a city so rich in history, are annother attrction, from what is popularly known as áTacita de Plataá, officially the municipal history museum to, and above all other museums, the Arqueológico and the Bellas Artes, with an excellent art gallery, impressive archeological finds and a sizeable ethnology section.